Pleurothallis dasypetala Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Rhynchopera [Kl.] Luer 1986

Inflorescence Photos by S Manning and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name The Hairy Petal Pleurothallis [refers to the shaggy petals]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Zamora Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 1400 meters as a miniature to just small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, erect, thinly coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall on a weak, slender, more or less arcuate to drooping, 3.4" [8.5 cm] long, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising from a 1.6" [4 cm] long, spathe at the base of the leaf with an oblique, infundibular, acute floral bract.

Synonyms Rhynchopera dasypetala (Luer & Hirtz) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 1998 drawing fide

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